Summer is all about feeling sexy. Winter means layers, carb-loading (hello, pasta) and hibernating indoors. If you’ve lost that sexy feeling, we’re here to show you how to get it back. Read on for five simple feel-sexy tips.
Get a (faux) tan
It’s hard to feel sexy when you’re as white as a sheet. Since baking on the beach is a serious don’t, we suggest giving yourself (or booking an appointment to get) an all-over faux glow. Being tan hides minor flaws and helps boost body confidence, especially in the summer when the spotlight is on bare skin. Try St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, which is lightweight, easy to apply and provides natural-looking results ($40). It also dries quickly (big bonus) and is infused with conditioning aloe vera.
Buff and polish
If you’re not exfoliating top to toe, we suggest you start. Smooth skin is the first step toward looking and feeling sexier this summer. Grab your favorite scrub or shower gel and an exfoliating sponge and spend a few extra minutes in the shower buffing and polishing your bod. Not only will skin look healthier, you’ll feel invigorated from the in-shower scrub session.
Take it all off
The more used to seeing your own body in the buff you are, the more likely you are to feel sexy. If you’re one of those people who avoids the mirror (especially when you’re sans clothing), start taking a good look. And don’t use this as an excuse to scrutinize every square inch. Instead, walk around the house naked and get used to how it feels to be in the buff. The more you’re OK with being naked, the better (and sexier) you’re going to feel all the time.
Say yes to sexy lingerie
It’s surprising how much a little lace or something silky underneath your clothes can make you feel sexy. If you haven’t treated yourself to new lingerie in years or don’t wear the prettier pieces you already have, make a point of slipping into something sexy and see what a difference it makes. Just knowing you’re wearing your sexiest bra under your office ensemble can go a long way to making you feel much better about your body and yourself.
There’s no better way to feel sexy than by moving your body. The more you put your health first and make fitness a priority, the more energy you’ll have and the sexier you’ll feel. Walk instead of taking the car, join a gym, take a dance class or play a sport. It’s easier than you think to fit in a few hours of exercise a week (even taking the dog for an extra-long walk is a great start.) Do yourself (and your body) a favor and get outside this summer.